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Copied this from my tumblr 'cuz I really wanted something new in my journal space. Enjoy! :D

1. I have a scar on top of each hand, a long one across my left knuckles and small one between the metacarpals of my thumb and forefinger on the right.  Both scars are from my cats’ back feet when they tried to use my hands as a launch pad.  I actually like the scars because long after my cats are gone, I’ll have something to remember them by.

2.  I played alto saxophone as hobby during my school years. My parents, not realizing I still played it, sold my my sax just after I graduated. If I ever got my hands on another one, I’d love to pick it back up again.

3. I was also the only guy in my high school’s Color Guard. I spin a mean flag and rifle.  Though I initially resisted (honest), I ended up dating three of the girls on the team. 

4. My all-time favorite song is “Africa” by Toto. Though Q-Feel’s “Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Bebop)” might dethrone it any minute. Both songs are from 1982, coincidentally.

5.My first job was at a adult video store in Baltimore City. I worked there for three years while training myself in art. The job desensitized me to just about everything.

6. I am allergic to bees and band-aids.

7. I love singing and dancing and I’m actively looking for opportunities to do both more often. For the record, I sing tenor.

8. My first exposure to concept of death was the final scenes in the movie “Amadeus.”  I was 5 years old.

9. I’ve never lost a game of Trivial Pursuit.

10.  I’ve met God.  He’s a kind, hefty, bespectacled, black man with long cornrows, a giant mole on the side of his nose, and the softest hands ever. He owns a barbershop in Ft Meade.  One day, I want to write a short comic about the experience.

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RoseSerpenthelm Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Psst... If you're still looking for excercise opportunities, I'd recommend poledance

Not only does it get you strange looks from people when you explain your sport of choice, but it also tones you up!
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Jmodene Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
That fact about the cat-scratches immediately followed by your choice of musical instruments leads into a rather obvious line about "sax and violence" but I think I'll refrain. ;)
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GoneCrazy-BackIn5 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a scar above my upper lip that I got from my dog. He's gone now but I will always remember him through this scar :)

Also, never get close to a dog's face whilst he's eating: he'll get angry
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SparkleFairyMangoFsh Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I know what you mean about liking the scars as a way to remember. I have one by my left eye I got from my recently deceased cat, Rascal

I imagine you must have some interesting stories from your first job, to say the least

and I look forwards to that short comic o-o  it sounds like it'd be a fun experience to read about XD
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LadyMeru Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student General Artist
I want your hand scars hgg. All I have is this little scar under my knuckle from trying to open a martinelli bottle. Oh well. Amadeus is such a good movie as well, but man that must've been crazy to watch at 5.
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nightcrawlerfan19 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
I would be interested in #10. And how can you be allergic to band-aids? Is it the adhesive?
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TigerDemon12 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I too am allergic, its because of the latex for me
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LilBambina Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That short comic about God sounds utterly intriguing :3 
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rawendeavors Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to read that short comic described in #10. I hope you get a chance to do that some day. :)
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RemyBlas Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Allergic to band-aids? How is that possible? What do they have that provokes allergy?
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PunchieTheNeko Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
(About number 10) You might want to be careful. Tyler Perry might rip that off from you.
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Shquiggles Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
So Mr. Desensitized. You ever draw any nsfw content? XD

Otherwise I am honestly really interested in your God experience. I do hope you will make a comic of it eventually.
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BrittanyMichel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Woo! Color guard! I was never very good with the rifles, but flags and saber were fun C:
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Hakui-Kitsune Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Sometimes I forget that cool online people can come from Maryland. I might've seen that barbershop once or twice even. :nod:
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TheDagmar Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really curious about the God experience. :)
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animeforever01 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist
As would I
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Chronorin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haa.... i also love "Africa," although it could never be my #1 song of all time.  That honor would go to something by Queen or REM.
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musketeer-traveler Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist
You watched "Amadeus" when you were five? XD
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silverscreentest Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Have you ever played a game of Trivial Pursuit?
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BidboroughStreet Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
So... we all kind of want to know how you got recommended to the job at the adult video store?
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kaching12 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Oh gosh I'm not the only one allergic to band-aids! Just out of curiosity, is it all types of band-aids? For me, the ones that have plastic strips rather than cloth ones tend to make me break out in a rash. And particularly the really cheap, store-brand ones I can't handle at all.


Also please do write a comic for number 10! It sounds like quite a story.
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UnholyFairy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I was listening to Africa earlier I wouldn't call it my favorite but I do like it quite a bit
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Another-1D-fangirl Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I doubt that was really God.
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ajec Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
I'm confused about the band-aid allergy, do you mean the adhesive? The material? Is it psychological? I mean, there are a lot of different types. I believe you, I'm just confused on how that would work.
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Jeimii-chan719 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
interesting, i didn't know about that stuff. i like the sax but i have little to no musical ability. i could never play trivial pursuit well at all weirdly enough. an adult video store? you're weird as usual. lol. huh, my sister is allergic to bees and both her and I have problems with bandaids a bit too. always interesting to hear random facts about my friends on da. :)
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Akatsuki4eva666 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
How can you be allergic to band aids?
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Farlo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I relate to your number 1.

I have a scar from my cat too! It goes across my thigh. I was in shorts and he jumped up on my thigh to stare me in the face then lost his balance and fell off my thigh. He held on to my thigh during the whole thing by one claw and OUCH! I had to unhook him DX. Since he passed away years ago I have that scar to remember him by. 
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Greed-kun Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That comic about God would be amazing XD
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Koru-Xypress Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wha-... how could your parents sold something of yours without your permission 0_o That's... unthinkable.
I guess, my first exposure to death was in Land Before Time.... (or was it Bambi >_>)
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HavocKitten Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Out of all of that, number ten caught my attention the most. I hope to read this comic, because it sounds like it will prove very interesting.
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ManeatingCouch Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, I love that description of God. Makes me think of a kinder MrPregnant.

Have you ever taken the MBTI? I think that would be a very interesting detail. I'm a big fan of it.
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Kurohi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
I'm actually allergic to band-aids as well...so is my daughter. The adhesive tends to make a rather large welt....and if it gets left on too long, it just tends to take the skin with it.
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Fuienu-chan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014   Digital Artist
Number 3 made me laugh. I was on color guard as well, but imma a girl.
I dated a member of the drumline. He tried to show me how it's done... Flag landed on his head...we used metal poles. #3 made me remember that. 

#5...totally understandable. I had friend in college who worked at one. He teased me constantly, I was very sheltered growing up...a$s-hat. >.< NOT sheltered anymore!

The band aid fact confuses me... Is it the adhesive? 
What do you do when you have a cut? 
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bmann0413 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist
I BLESS THE RAINS DOWN IN AFRICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! lol
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E2x7u Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
When I read the one about the scars on your hands, I instantly thought of the comic you made of when you chopped your fingers off cutting out cards.
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RoseSerpenthelm Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'll bet that someone on this website is going to mail you an alto sax X3

One of my all-time favourite songs is Bambous by Caravan Palace www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3AoWD…

But I also love Something Good www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7MC8L…

:3
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TheSolWing Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
you're alergic to band-aids?,hows that posible?
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panigirl Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
i only managed to keep my job in an adult video store for two days.   cleaning up the arcade was the ending of that -_-
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MacabreWeb Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My moms favorite song is Africa! I love it too. and omg feels like no one knows Dancing in Heaven! :o Dancinngg in heavenn I never thought I'd ever get my feet this farrr ORBITAL BEEBOPPP! I have an affinity for 80's music.
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EPICROFLCOPTERthe3th Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never won a game of trivial pursuit.):
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PokeGal21 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg you are a player!!! Haha! x) omg! You love to sing too?! Im a soprano! If I ever meet you at a comic con, can we sing a duet? : D
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AlexCuervo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Truth be told, I did not expect any of this.

Then again, I don't know what I was expecting...
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rederik02 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Great song choices!  More than likely not a lot of people know of Toto!
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JohnWRoberts Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
dude, I did color guard also, plus im tenor when I sing. we have some common boundaries!! O_O
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ares12 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Writer
Nothing weird about having a bee allergy, or even a band-aid allergy (possibly because of the chemicals on them), but an adult video store?

Yeesh, weren't you scarred for life?
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RobertCR Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice facts. (especially #10 XD) I actually play trumpet in my school band.

But yeah! Really cool facts! :)
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ShifuDaxiongmao Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
*starts humming.. * "I hear the drums echoing tonight. But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation..."
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SaintZef Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
An adult video store... and here I thought it sucked that I started at a grocery store XD
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Jestloo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Africa!!
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I have a scar on the palm of my left hand. It looks like a cat nose. I got it as a baby. My Dad was an army medic and I was sick. He put my hand up to a light bulb so he could see my veins and accidentally burned it. I think it's cool. :)
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
So... Is anyone else really wanting to see a comic of the human version of Kevin's cat going Kevin-hand-jumping?
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